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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Community Outreach Track

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Program Policies and Progression Requirements

The department’s major is designed for students whose educational and career goals are focused on studying and working with children and families within educational programs, community services, and other professional settings. The major is designed to accommodate the special interests or strengths of students to allow for flexibility and individualization. Students design a program of study in consultation with their advisor that includes a set of required courses, a complement of courses across the social sciences that support individual interests, and a 12-hour practicum that will complete their program of study. All students graduating with a child and family studies major will have in-depth knowledge about children and families, a broad integrative perspective, and means for application. Students must complete a total of 15 credits of Advanced Social Science coursework. Advanced Social Science courses may not be used to fulfill any other elective requirement. This required program of coursework meets the current eligibility requirements for certification as a  “Certified Family Life Educator” (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations’ approved program mechanism. Students interested in applying for provisional certification as a Family Life Educator are encouraged to pursue the steps indicated at ncfr.org.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who entered prior to Fall 2015.

Progression Requirements

Students are expected to know the criteria they must meet in order to progress into a practicum (CFS 470 , CFS 472 , CFS 480 , or CFS 490 ) and to regularly monitor their progress in meeting these criteria. Students will not be allowed to progress into the practicum until these criteria are met. If students do not appear able to meet these criteria, they are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to plan an alternative educational program. Specific information on how to apply for the practicum is available from the student’s advisor. Students must work closely with their advisor to ensure that they understand the requirements for progression and that they strictly follow the application process for the practicum experience of their choice.

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program

Child and Family Studies majors have the opportunity to participate in the college’s honors program. For eligibility and requirements, see College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Honors Program .

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Child and Family Studies Major – Community Outreach Track

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective (MATH course) * 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 2  
Term 2
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Natural Sciences Elective *
ENGL 102  3 Quantitative Reasoning Elective *
1Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective (STAT course) * 3  
3Psychology/Sociology Elective* 3  
Term 3
CFS 211 , CFS 220  6 Psychology/Sociology Elective*
4Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
3Psychology/Sociology Elective* 3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 4
Any HIST Elective 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
CFS 213 , CFS 240   6 CFS 211  
4Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 5
CFS 320 , CFS 385   6 Intermediate Foreign Language Elective*
2Unrestricted Elective 9  
Term 6
CFS 345 , CFS 360 , CFS 395   9 Intermediate Foreign Language Sequence*
5Advanced Social Science Electives 6 Three courses from CFS 213 CFS 240 , CFS 320 CFS 345 , CFS 360 , CFS 385 , CFS 395  
Term 7
6CFS 405 *, CFS 440   6 No milestones
5Advanced Social Science Electives 6  
2Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
5Advanced Social Science Electives 3 No milestones
7CFS 470  or CFS 480  or CFS 490   12  
TOTAL 120  
1 Chosen from University General Education list . At least one of the natural sciences electives must have a laboratory. CFS 210 *, CFS 220 *, and the courses used to meet the Psychology/Sociology Elective requirement may not be used for the Social Sciences Elective requirement.
2 At least 48 hours in 300-400 level courses are required.
3 Select two courses from PSYC 110 *, PSYC 220 , PSYC 301 ; SOCI 110 *, SOCI 120 *.
4 Select six hours of the same foreign language at the intermediate level, chosen from the University General Education list .
5 Advanced Social Sciences: Students must complete 15 credit hours of upper division (300-400 level) coursework in anthropology, Africana studies, child and family studies, communication studies, counselor education, educational psychology, history, Latin American and Caribbean studies, political science, psychology, public health, recreation and sport management, social work, sociology, and/or women, gender, and sexuality studies. A course may not be used to fulfill any other elective requirement. Check the Undergraduate Catalog for any prerequisites required for these courses.
6 Meets Communicating through Writing (WC) and Communicating Orally (OC) requirements.
7 CFS 470 , CFS 480  and CFS 490  require a cumulative GPA of 2.5; completion of all prerequisites enforced by the registration system; a minimum grade of C in all child and family studies courses; completed application; student conduct and criminal background clearance. CFS 470  and CFS 480  must be completed in one semester. CFS 490  may be completed over several semesters.

* Meets University General Education Requirement .

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